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FILLERS AND CAPPERS

RINSING, FILLING AND CLOSING MONOBLOC

Compactness, synchronism, and cost savings are three of the great benefits of the SRTRT Monobloc series proposed by Fimer. The monobloc size is smaller than the one of the separated machines, a single electric equipment controls the operations of the whole monobloc, and maintenance costs are significantly reduced, thanks to the unified functions of the machine. Fimer has chosen the materials with extreme care and guarantees a long durability: the parts in contact with the product are made of stainless steel Aisi 304 (or Aisi 316 on request) and self-lubricating plastic materials suitable for foods, which enable an easier cleaning, sterilization and maintenance process. The bottle lifting pistons are mechanical devices featuring spring lift and cam return. The supply of the filler is automatically controlled by a solenoid valve with pneumatically actuated stainless steel throttle. The user can choose the filling method used by the filling valves: gravity, slight depression or vacuum (for oils, thick fluids, etc.). They can be easily removed and are pro-

vided with an opening device for sterilization. The filling level can be adjusted from 30 to 80 mm from the top of the bottle. The corking head includes 4 stainless steel jaws (RAE 3), tempered and rectified with centesimal tolerance, and can be easily removed for easy cleaning and lubrication. In the rinsing machine, the grippers slide onto the fixed helical guide, allowing radial bottle overturning. The bottles are perfectly centered on the spraying nozzle, which injects water or detergent solution for a pre-set time. When spraying ends, the dripping cycle begins, prior to the bottle being placed in its initial upright position. The rinsing fluid is collected in a tray to avoid it being spilled onto the machine table. To the same effect, a “no bottle-no spray� device has been included in the construction of the machine. Treatment times are set at the time of manufacturing with the customer needs in mind. Helical-guide rinsers can be equipped with double rinse and/or mobile nozzle, penetrating in the bottle to perform the injection. The deaeration is recommended for those products, which are particu-

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The SRT Monobloc (Fimer).

larly subject to the oxidation, such as wine. The operation is divided into two phases, each one made by the same station. The first phase consists of removing the air from the bottle through high vacuum pump, the second operation saturates the bottle through inert gas. During the filling, the inert gas goes inside the filler tank and thus reduces the wine oxidation. The SRT-RT monobloc provides a gravity and low vacuum filling, an ideal system for

still and thin products, such as non-carbonated water wine, spirits (vodka, whisky, brandy, etc.), clear fruit juices, vinegar, chemicals and food products in general. The product in-flow is automatically adjusted by a stainless steel butterfly pneumatic valve with modulating motorization to avoid hammering. In the case of gravity filling, each filling valve, which is directly connected to the product tank, opens when the bottle rim presses against its spe-

ITALIAN BEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY 60/2010  

Rivista esclusivamente in inglese, sviluppata a supporto di tutte quelle aziende italiane che vogliono puntare sull’export di macchine, prod...

ITALIAN BEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY 60/2010  

Rivista esclusivamente in inglese, sviluppata a supporto di tutte quelle aziende italiane che vogliono puntare sull’export di macchine, prod...